EP REVIEW: Young Earth – ‘Frequency Illusion’

The debut EP – ‘Frequency Illusion’ – from Ireland’s Young Earth is released on November 7th, with its lead single dropping on Halloween. Despite the spooky release date, there is nothing spooky about these electric guitar led tracks. Bringing to mind sounds of The Kooks, and reminiscent of Oasis if the Gallaghers were happier people, this could be the soundtrack to any teen movie or coming-of-age series.

The group’s style ranges between pop, indie, and rock making it an easy and enjoyable listen for all who love the comfier realms of alternative and mainstream music. Previously released singles ‘Worth It’ and ‘Got A Secret’ have been successful on Spotify with the latter having already gained 100,000 listens. The four members work perfectly together to produce ear worms which stay with you well after you’ve put down your headphones, which for this band should be turned well up.

The opening track ‘Frequency Illusion,’ brings warmth into these increasingly wintery days and happiness into otherwise grey skies. Clearly inspired by the core principles of indie rock, with pretty guitar riffs which echo the melody of the singer, this song is instantly catchy and the perfect opener.

Worth It’ is a slightly slower and more sincere track from the band, urging that the struggle for romance is ‘worth it.’ Whilst maintaining a more lyrically honest design, the track never loses contact with its pop sensibilities, owning a strong rhythm and an infectious lust for singable hooks. It’s sure to be a real crowd pleaser at live shows.

Of all the EP, ‘Got A Secret’ is the one most influenced by rock, with heavier guitar licks and a more driving beat throughout. Never getting too heavy, however, Young Earth still manage to maintain the pop feeling which is sustained throughout each track.

Under Cover’ would find itself at home in an album by The Maine, and uses its imagery well to create a song about seeing someone and wanting to take a chance on them. Another love song (yes) but this is easy listening indie music at its best.

Let Go’ is the perfect crescendo of the album, in which a steady beat and full chords gifts the track a complete sound and relaxed vibe – its the song that ties together the resounding feeling of the work. To live life without regrets and jump straight in.

If you’re looking for a band to lift your spirits now the nights are drawing in, Young Earth are definitely one to look out for.

Young Earth will launch their new EP ‘Frequency Illusion’ on 10th November 2017 with a headline gig at Dublin’s Academy 2. Tickets are available here.

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